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Podcast Tells Story of the Oyate Health Center

RAPID CITY – The origins of the Oyate Health Center are on full display in a new podcast from the Great Plains Tribal Leaders’ Health Board (GPTLHB). The Circle Podcast, hosted by the organization’s Communications Department, is one of several new innovations that the Great Plains Tribal Leaders’ Health Board…

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Texting Service Helps Reduce Patient Wait Time

RAPID CITY –Reducing patients wait times, limiting no-show rates, and maximizing provider productivity is an important mission of the Oyate Health Center. A new patient texting service helps to accomplish all three of these goals. We all know that in today’s busy world it is difficult to keep track of…

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Advisory Committee Needs Two Additional Community Members

RAPID CITY – The Oyate Health Center needs two individuals to contribute to the organization’s development by participating in the Mni Luzahan Wicozani Advisory Committee. The advisory committee serves as a bridge between the community and the Oyate Health Center and consists of tribally elected leaders and community members. Two…

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Oyate Health Center Headed in the Right Direction

By Brandon Ecoffey Communications Director GPTLHB The Oyate Health Center in Rapid City continues to make improvements each day. Wait times for patients are down, while users of the tribally run clinic are rising. The facility just implemented a new texting system for its patients that will reduce…

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Health Board Anticipates Dismissal of Lawsuit

RAPID CITY – A lawsuit that has challenged the sovereign right of the Oglala Sioux Tribe and the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe to assume control of tribal healthcare in Rapid City is nearing a conclusion. In July of 2019, the Oyate Health Center opened its doors to patients. The grand…

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